Thursday, July 14, 2011

Index of Catholic Idioms: "Leave Room for the Holy Spirit"

Catholic idiom: "Leave Room for the Holy Spirit."

In other words, "I think your parents would agree that you teenagers are dancing too closely for the exercise of the virtue of Christian purity. Consider your future spouse, who may or may not be the person with whom you are dancing. Subordinate the will to the passions, please."

This phrase--along with "Have you discerned your vocation?"--is essential for the high school event chaperone.

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